Grey College thumped hosts HTS Louis Botha 50-0 in a shortened match, while there were also wins for Grey’s 2nd XV, Fichardtpark, Goudveld and Bethlehem Voortrekker.
Grey’s backs were on fire as there were tries scored by outside centre Janco van Heyningen (three), fullback Jandré de Beer, inside centre Rikus Pretorius, and wingers Marnus Boshoff and Henk Cilliers. Eighthman Dian Schoonees scored for the forwards. Flyhalf Christopher Schreuder kicked five conversions.
The match was stopped by the referee after just 43 minutes, preventing further carnage.
In other matches in the Free State, there were narrow victories for Goudveld and Fichardtpark over Hentie Cilliers and Sentraal respectively, Grey College ‘Cherries’ thrashed Jim Fouché, and Kroonstad lost at home to Bethlehem Voortrekker.
Free State schools results (16 April):
Hentie Cilliers 12 Goudveld 14
Kroonstad 21 Bethlehem Voortrekker 38
Jim Fouché 17 Grey College ‘Cherries’ 62
Fichardtpark 13 Sentraal 11
HTS Louis Botha 0 Grey College 50
Photo: Marnus van Wyk